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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tom Brennan SC Areas of Practice Administrative Law Constitutional Law Employment Law Insurance & Professional Indemnity International Law (Public & Private) Trade Practices & Competition Transportation Law (including Aviation & Maritime Law) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Tom Brennan specialises in commercial law, regulatory matters and employment law. He has a reputation for successfully running difficult and complex disputes in these areas. The matters in which Tom regularly appears and advises include civil aviation (regulatory, commercial, insurance and civil liability), competition and consumer law, the law governing intelligence and security agencies and operations, government information, employment and industrial disputes and anti-suit injunctions. Many of the disputes in which he appears contain a cross-jurisdictional element. Tom regularly appears at trial and appellate level in a diverse range of Federal and State jurisdictions including the High Court of Australia, Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, New South Wales Court of Appeal and the New South Wales Supreme Court. He also appears in tribunals, such as the Fair Work Commission and Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Tom’s chambers are equipped with high quality audio visual conferencing facilities for use in appearances, mediations and conferences. He accepts fully electronic briefs and is the author of the Guide to Preparing and Sending an Electronic Brief. The scope of Tom’s practice and complementary practice areas assist him to integrate different legal disciplines to achieve favourable commercial outcomes for his clients. He accepts briefs from solicitors in law firms and in-house legal counsel, and is commended by his clients for his detailed knowledge, breadth of experience and attention to detail. He is a strategic litigator who is highly valued for his preparedness to run difficult cases and creative abilities. Prior to joining the Bar in 2006, Tom acquired considerable experience as a senior executive in the Federal Government and as a public company director. Tom was also previously a Partner at national law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He is the former Chair of 13 Wentworth Chambers and holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University in Canberra. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Law Council of Australia, Trade Practices Committee Law Council of Australia, Civil Litigation Section Law Council of Australia, International Law Section Australian Institute of Administrative Law[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Commercial Disputes Creak ats Ford Motor Company of Australia [2022] NSWSC 83 – acting for the respondent to proceedings for enforcement of settlement deed consequent on termination of car dealer franchise Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd ats Wells Fargo Trust (on the remitter from VB Leaseco Pty Ltd (administrators appointed) v Wells Fargo Trust Company [2020] FCAFC 168) – appeared for the administrators of the Virgin Group to obtain orders in dispute with aircraft lessor that enabled completion of the administration Mackellar Mining Equipment Pty Ltd v Thornton [2019] HCATrans 188; [2019] QCA 77, 367 ALR 171 – Appeal against refusal of anti-suit injunction – whether continuation of foreign proceeding becomes vexatious upon resolution of claims against foreign parties Hills Ltd ats Rauland Australia Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 1174, [2019] FCA 1175, [2020] FCA 516, [2020] FCA 1400- acted for Hills Ltd in long running disputes concerning claims of misuse of confidential information of a competitor supplier of nurse call systems to hospitals AerCap Ireland v Beijing Capital Airlines (2019) – appeared for aircraft lessor in the first (ex-parte) application in Australia to “arrest” an aircraft under the Cape Town Convention Murray ats Feros [2019] NSWSC 260 – dissolution of partnership of pharmacists; winding up of operating entities Marketform Managing Agency Ltd ats Amashaw Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 70, 97 NSWLR 306 – Appeared for an insured on a claim for indemnity for rectification of service station petrol leak under environmental liability risks policy Regulatory Disputes Charlotte Pass Snow Resort Pty Ltd ats Environment & Protection Authority [2021] NSWLEC 48; [2021] NSWCCA 289 – acted for the defendant on application to set aside environmental charges on grounds of duplicity; an in the appeal by the prosecutor Mosaic Brands ats ACMA [2020] FCA 1527; [2021] FCA 669 – acting for Mosaic Brands in its challenge to a notice requiring production of documents in and of investigation under Spam Act Waterco Ltd v Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority NSD 1335/2020 – appeared for registrants under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Code to obtain orders setting aside decisions to cancel various registrations of pool and spa sanitisers. Orders sought made by consent following the first day of expedited trial Commonwealth of Australia v Helicopter Resources Pty Ltd [2020] HCA 16; [2019] FCAFC 25, 264 FCR 1; [2018] FCA 595, [2018] FCA 991 – appeared for Helicopter Resources at trial and on appeal – application to restrain a Coroner from examining operator’s Chief Pilot on safety standards of air operations in the Antarctic when the operator has been charged with offences under Work Health and Safety law Work Health Authority v Outback Ballooning Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 2, 93 ALJR 212; [2017] NTCA 7, 326 FLR 1 – appeared for Outback Ballooning – Constitutional Law – do the Civil Aviation Act, Regulations and Orders cover the field of the prescription and enforcement of safety standards in civil aviation – exclusion of application of Work Health and Safety laws to safety of civil air operations PT Garuda Indonesia ats ACCC [2017] HCA 21, 262 CLR 207; [2016] FCAFC 42, (2016) 244 FCR 190; [2014] FCA 1157; (2014) ATPR 42-490; [2019] FCA 786, 370 ALR 637; [2020] FCA 685 – Appeared for Garuda in Australia’s largest ever competition law enforcement proceedings concerning the alleged international air cargo cartel on liability questions at trial, on the regulator’s appeal to the Full Court and Garuda’s appeal to the High Court of Australia. Continued to act on the remittal of the proceedings for determination of penalty and Garuda’s appeal against penalty. There are more than 20 published judgments in the proceeding dealing with numerous significant legal issues concerning foreign sovereign immunity, extraterritorial reach of competition law and its intersection with public international civil aviation law (in particular, the laws of Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia were considered) Employment & Industrial Disputes Qube Ports Pty Ltd ats CFMMEU C2020/4469 – in the Fair Work Commission successfully resisting application by CFMMEU concerning calculations of wages for irregular employees for whom employer received Jobkeeper Dorber ats CFMMEU NSD 1329/2019 – appeared in the Federal Court for Mr Dorber who was sued by the CFMMEU for contraventions of the Fair Work Act in his capacity as an employer bargaining representative. Proceeding resolved in 2020 by CFMMEU consenting to judgment against it with an order that it pay Mr Dorber’s costs Pezzimenti v Rotary International (2019) 290 IR 219; [2020] FCCA 95 – appeared for Mr Pezzimenti obtaining compensation and penalties for his unlawful dismissal as Chief Executive of Rotary in Australia Australian Defence Apparel Pty Ltd v Graham & Anor [2019] NSWSC 1162 – appeared for the former CEO in post-employment restraint dispute Bartlett v Australian and New Zealand Banking Ltd [2016] NSWCA 30, 92 NSWLR 639 – An often-cited case in employment and contract law. Appeared for Mr Bartlett on a dispute concerning termination of employment. The matter also concerned qualification of contractual powers and discretions by requirements of good faith and reasonableness and principles for resolving conflicts in expert evidence Administrative Law CCU21 v Minister for Home Affairs  [2022] FCA 28 – acting for Applicant in proceedings seeking review of ASIO security assessment and associated visa cancellation decision FUD18 v Minister for Home Affairs [2021] FCAFC 132; [2020] FCA 48 – Appeared for Applicant seeking writ to prohibit cancellation of Visa in reliance on Interpol Red Notice – first judicial consideration of character test provision concerning Interpol notices Hocking v Director-General, National Archives of Australia [2020] HCA 19; [2019] FCAFC 12; [2018] FCA 340, 255 FCR 1 – appeared for Professor Hocking – Constitutional and Administrative Law – letters between the Governor-General in his official capacity and the Queen are the “property of the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth institution” and subject to the Archives Act – nature and incidents of the office of Governor- General Commonwealth of Australia v Helicopter Resources Pty Ltd [2020] HCA 16; [2019] FCAFC 25, 264 FCR 174; [2018] FCA 595, [2018] FCA 991 – appeared for Helicopter Resources - Judicial Review of decision by Coroner to require employee of company charged with offence to answer questions which may be relevant to the charges – scope of corporation’s right to an accusatory trial – powers of Coroner Degning v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCAFC 67 – appeared for the appellant to set aside deportation order – interpretation of legislation – presumption against retrospectivity – denial of natural justice BSX15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] FCAFC 104, 249 FCR 1; [2016] FCA 1432 – Appeared for the applicant at trial and on appeal in a matter setting aside ASIO’s adverse security assessment for denial of procedural fairness Fitzgibbon v Prime Minister [2017] FCA 968, 72 AAR 431; [2017] AATA 502 – Appeared for the Prime Minister in a matter concerning the scope of application of provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act when documents in the possession of the Prime Minister are claimed to be private documents of the Prime Minister Qantas Airways v Lustig [2015] FCA 253, 228 FCR 148 – Appeared for Qantas in a proceeding establishing that State consumer tribunals that are not Courts cannot hear consumer claims with federal law elements[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Publications Available for Download The High Court Of Australia Construes The Cape Town Convention 25/03/2022 The Law and Lore of Workplace Bullying 04/03/2022 Recent Developments in Employment Law 23/02/2022 Unlawful Termination of Employment must not be confused with Unfair Termination - a note on Pezzimenti v Rotary International 13/02/2020 The Ups and Downs of Aviation Litigation  24/10/2019 Recent Developments in Employment Disputes: Empasising the Law of Contract  18/03/2016 Australia Owns its History  11/11/2015[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Jodi Steele SC Jodi is a Senior Counsel practicing in commercial law and equity who has been consistently recognised in Doyles Guide,  Who’s Who Legal: Construction, Who’s Who Legal: Australia and Best Lawyers in Australia as a leading barrister in Litigation, Insurance, Construction Law, Employment and Industrial Relations and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She brings over 25 years’ legal and commercial experience to the resolution of her clients’ disputes. Complementing her practice as a barrister, she deploys her strong negotiation and communication skills when appearing as counsel at mediations, and when acting as a mediator. Her knowledge and expertise across the broad range of commercial practice areas listed below has seen her act and advise international and multi-national corporations, the State and Commonwealth Government, as well as high-profile individual clients. Her considerable list of long-standing clients commend her on her commercial and strategic advice, together with her advocacy skills and judgment. For any enquiries, or to brief Jodi, please contact her clerk, Paul Walker on (02) 8915 5102. For more information, see jodisteele.com.au Accolades 2023 Best Lawyers in Australia: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law and Litigation (awarded in April 2022) 2022 Best Lawyers in Australia: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law and Litigation (awarded in April 2021) 2022 Doyles Guide: Leading Construction and Infrastructure Senior Counsel – NSW 2022 Who’s Who Legal - Construction (Peers and clients say “I found Jodi to be incredibly engaging and she was able to work through some very complex issues with great skill”; “she is always available to help and to guide”; “Jodi is rapidly establishing herself as a leading Senior Counsel specialising in construction disputes”) 2021 Best Lawyers in Australia: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law and Litigation (and as published in the Australian Financial Review) 2021 Doyle's Guide - Recommended Leading Construction and Infrastructure Senior Counsel – NSW Who's Who Legal: Australia & New Zealand - Construction: (WWL says “Jodi Steele SC is widely acknowledged to be “an excellent silk” for complex commercial and infrastructure disputes”). 2021 Who's Who Legal - Construction: (WWL says “Jodi is celebrated as a top Silk in construction in New South Wales”; “she is highly intelligent, tactical, committed and hard-working”; “Jodi is excellent in the testing of expert evidence”). 2020 Doyles Guide: Recommended Leading Construction and Infrastructure Junior Counsel - NSW 2020 Best Lawyers in Australia: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Law and Litigation (and as published in the Australian Financial Review) 2019 Best Lawyers in Australia: Litigation, Insurance and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) 2019 Who's Who Legal - Construction ("Jodi is a well-regarded construction barrister at the Australian Bar. She is described as being "excellent with expert evidence" and is credited with "a high intellect and wide experience") 2019 Who’s Who Legal: Australia – Construction (WWL says “Jodi Steele is a standout barrister with substantial experience acting for clients in high-value construction disputes”). 2019 Top 100 Women in Construction and Development 2018 Who’s Who Legal: Australia - Construction (WWL says “Jodi Steele is a highly regarded barrister who stands out for her strong expertise in construction claims and insurance matters”) 2018 Best Lawyers in Australia 2018 Who’s Who Legal: Construction (WWL says sources have praised Jodi as “incisive, hardworking and with a great understanding of construction law and principles”) 2018 Top 100 Women in Construction and Development 2017 Doyles Guide: Leading Construction Barrister 2017 Best Lawyers in Australia: Commercial Litigation, Insurance and Dispute Resolution 2016 Doyles Guide: Leading Junior Counsel in Construction Law, Employment, Industrial Relations and WHS barristers; 2016 Best Lawyers in Australia: Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) 2015 Doyles Guide: Leading Construction Barrister 2015 Best Lawyers in Australia: Litigation and ADR 2014 Best Lawyers in Australia: ADR [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Building & Construction Law Class Actions Commercial Law Employment Law Equity & Trusts Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation Mediators Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Trade Practices & Competition Wills & Probate (including Succession and Family Provision) Work, Health & Safety [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Accredited Mediator, National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS), 2015 Bachelor of Laws: University of New South Wales, 1992 Bachelor of Arts: University of New South Wales, 1992[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience 2013 – present: Senior Counsel and Barrister, 13 Wentworth Chambers 2002 – 2013: Barrister, Seven Wentworth Chambers 1998 – 2000: Senior Legal Officer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) 1997 – 1998: Solicitor, Construction Department, Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters) 1993 – 1997: International Manager (Contract Negotiation and Business Development) for a boutique Australian advertising firm – Asia Pacific and Latin America regions[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Member, Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) Member, New South Wales Bar Association Member, International Arbitration Committee NSW Bar Association Jodi has adopted the Law Council of Australia’s National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy Appointments Director, Counsel Chambers Limited (since 2016) Lieutenant, Royal Australian Navy Reserve (RANR) (since 2007) Sydney Legal Navy Panel [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Significant cases in which Jodi has appeared are set out in her CV, which can be downloaded below.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Publications and Speaking Engagements Jodi regularly authors articles, delivered papers and presents tailored seminars to solicitors on topical legal issues and legal developments. Recent examples are as follows: Recent Developments in Construction Law: Australian Society of Construction Law Advocacy in Mediation: NSW Bar Association conference in Orange, New South Wales 9th Annual Advanced Evidence and Advocacy Masterclass: presented at UNSW for Legalwise Seminars DO’S and DON’TS of Running a Case in Equity: co-presented with The Honourable Justice Stephen Robb and chaired by Nick Kidd SC, at the NSW Bar Association. Implementing the Gender Equitable Briefing Policy: Members of 13 Wentworth Selborne Chambers How to Plead Proportionate Liability to Ensure it Covers the Concurrent Wrongdoer: Commercial Litigation Conference for Legalwise Review of Defect and Contractual Remedies in the Combustible Cladding Context: UNSW Continuing Legal Education Expert Witnesses – Effective Briefing and Giving Evidence in Court: Society of Construction Law Australia (SOCLA) Review of Defects Procedures and Contractual Remedies – Defect Liability and Cladding Claims: UNSW Continuing Legal Education Negotiation and Without Prejudice Communications: co-presented with Raphael Perla to various law firms Understanding Privilege: co-presented with Lucy Robb-Vujcic to various law firms Proportionate Liability: co-presented with Mark Dempsey SC to various law firms [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Christopher Wood SC Appointed Senior Counsel in 2019, Christopher maintains an expansive practice spanning intellectual property, bankruptcy and insolvency, real property, commercial law and equity. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in Australia Awards for 2021 for Litigation. In addition to his extensive advocacy experience, Christopher has also prepared complex advice in areas such as tracing, breaches of fiduciary duties and constructive trusts. The jurisdictions in which he primarily appears include the New South Wales Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales and Federal Court of Australia. Christopher is the co-author of Finnane E, Newton N & Wood C, Equity Practice and Precedents (Thomson, Sydney 2008; 2019 (2nd ed)) and has authored several other legal articles and publications. He holds a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Technology, Sydney.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Areas of Practice Bankruptcy & Insolvency Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Intellectual Property Mediator Real Property Law Retail and Commercial Leasing Wills & Probate [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Science, University of Technology Sydney Bachelor of Laws (Honours 1st), University of Technology Sydney Accredited Mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Prior to coming to the Bar, Christopher was a solicitor at Minter Ellison[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Member, Society for Computers and the Law[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Mega-Top Cargo Pty Ltd v Moneytech Services Pty Ltd [2015] NSWCA 402 – construction of contract providing for liability for GST Hudson v Sigalla [2015] FCAFC 140; (2015) 235 FCR 122; [2016] ALMD 1807; (2015) 149 ALD 239 – requirement for leave under the Bankruptcy Act Re Bluenergy Group Limited; Ball v Rathner (2015) 300 FLR 155; (2015) 107 ACSR 373; [2015] NSWSC 977 – deed of company arrangement binding secured creditors Re appln Sonya Sarkis [2015] NSWSC 1369 – judicial advice for a trustee Carmen Ho v Lorenz Derek Austin Ebert [2015] NSWSC 1468 – caveat Macquarie Bank Limited v The Two Eagles Pty Limited [2014] NSWSC 367 – judicial advice for a liquidator Barescape Pty Ltd v Bacchus Holdings Pty Ltd (No. 6) [2012] NSWSC 257 – partners’ fiduciary duties NAB v Dionys [2016] NSWCA 242 – authorisation, ratification and incorporation of contract terms NA Retail Solutions v St George Bank Ltd (2010) 267 ALR 599 – injunction against a bank Dhami v Martin (2010) 241 FLR 165; (2010) 79 ACSR 121 – Directors’ meetings Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd (2010) 263 ALR 155; 83 IPR 582; [2010] AIPC 92-371; [2010] ATPR (Digest) 46-276; [2010] FCA 29 – music copyright infringement Larrikin Music Publishing Pty Ltd v EMI Songs Australia Pty Ltd (2009) 179 FCR 169; (2009) 81 IPR 584 – subsistence of copyright Fermiscan Pty Ltd v James (2009) 81 IPR 602; [2009] NSWSC 546 – patents and contract Williams v Calivil Park Holstein Pty Ltd [2009] NSWSC 389; (2009) 27 ACLC 704 – winding up Beattie v Osman (No 4) (2009) 73 ACSR 220; [2009] NSWSC 834 – removal of administrators Smith v Peter & Diana Hubbard Pty Ltd [2006] NSWCA 109 – contract formation Re Gympie Gold Ltd (2006) 56 ACSR 690; [2006] NSWSC 97 – extending a convening period Re Jay-O-Bees; Russeau v Jay-O-Bees (2004) 50 ACSR 565; [2004] NSWSC 818 – proof of debt Tradition Australia Pty Ltd v Gunson (2006) 152 IR 395; [2006] NSWSC 298 – injunctions against employees Khamo v XL Cleaning Services Pty Ltd (2004) 51 ACSR 397; [2004] NSWSC 1134 (Barrett J as his Honour then was) Karl Suleman Enterprises Pty Ltd (in liq) v Babanour (2004) 49 ACSR 612; (2004) 22 ACLC 931; [2004] NSWCA 214 – pleadings Indian Taj v Gilany [2004] NSWSC 1193; [2005] ANZConvR 309 – retail leases ARC Enterprises NSW v Brown (2004) 52 ACSR 99; [2004] NSWSC 1214 – injunction against liquidator Torpedoes Sportswear Pty Ltd v Thorpedo Enterprises Pty Ltd (2003) 132 FCR 326; (2003) 204 ALR 90; (2003) 59 IPR 318; (2003) AIPC 91-919; [2003] FCA 901 – trade mark Panel Tech Industries (Aust) v Australian Skyreach Equipmen5t (2003) 200 ALR 321 – statutory demand Scope Data Systems v BDO Nelson Parkhill (2003) 199 ALR 56 – statutory demand ASIC v Karl Suleman Enterprises (2003) 117 FLR 147; (2003) 45 ACSR 401; (2003) 21 ACLC 1180[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications Available for Download Fiduciary Duties 1/05/2018 Injunctions in Contract Claims 2/03/2016 Statutory Demands: When to issue them and how to set them aside 2/01/2014 Accounts in Equity 13/03/2008 Accounts in Equity 13/03/2008 Pleading in Commercial Cases 1/02/2008 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Georgina Wright SC Areas of Practice Administrative Law Criminal Law Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications 2005 – Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford 1999 – Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1), University of Sydney 1997 – Bachelor of Arts (French), University of Sydney[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience 2003 – Avocat, Paris Bar (France) 2000 – Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Member, NSW Bar Association Criminal Law Committee Member, NSW Bar Association Inquests & Inquiries Committee Member, French Australian Lawyers Society[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" el_id="hide" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" el_id="hide" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Publications [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Michael Windsor SC Areas of Practice Appellate Commercial Law Disciplinary Proceedings Inquests, Inquiries & Royal Commissions Insurance & Professional Indemnity Mediation Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Professional Malpractice Trade Practices & Competition [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales Master of Commerce, University of New South Wales Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Michael was called to the Bar in 1988 and appointed Senior Counsel in 2008. He has appeared in several high-profile Royal Commissions, Tribunals and Inquiries, such as the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. His practice also extends to appearing in professional negligence litigation, disciplinary proceedings, common law litigation, insurance law, intentional torts and consumer law. Previously, Michael practised at Henry Davis York in commercial law and common law litigation. Prior experience also includes working at the Investment Corporation of Papua New Guinea, Department of Foreign Affairs and Department of Industrial Relations (Commonwealth).[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program (inquiry into the development and implementation of the Commonwealth Home Insulation Program) – appeared on behalf of 73 entities which had conducted insulation installation businesses both before and during the Home Insulation Program Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – appeared at Case Study hearings into “Health Care Providers” and “Bethcar Children’s Home” Nobarani v Mariconte (2018) 92 ALJR 806 – procedural fairness; succession Nobarani v Mariconte (No. 2)  (2018) 92 ALJR 1031 – procedural fairness; costs State of NSW v Cuthbertson [2018] NSWCA 320 – damages; costs of defending criminal procedings Fletcher v State of NSW [2019] NSWCA 31 – causation; damages; wrongful arrest & false imprisonment Avopiling Pty Ltd v Bosevski [2018] NSWCA 146 – Torts; contributory negligence; damages assessments Inquest into the death of David Dungay – appearance for Justice Health; death in custody Eades v Endeavour Energy & Ors [2018] – Class action following bushfires in NSW Rickhuss v The Cosmetic Institute Pty Ltd & Ors [2018] NSWSC 1848 – class action relating to cosmetic surgeries Smythe v Burgman [2015] NSWSC 298 – medical negligence claim against medical practitioner Grills v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd [2015] NSWCA 72; Grills v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd (No.2) [2013] NSWSC 1951 – claim in tort against the owner and operator of motorway. Liao v State of New South Wales; Zhang v State of New South Wales [2014] NSWCA 71 – Claims arising out of the Olympic Games held in Sydney in 2000 and included claims for damages for inducing breach of contract, wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution Courts v Essential Energy [2014] NSWSC 1483 – catastrophic injury claim following contact by road hauler with overhead power line Inquest into the death of Michael Wilson – long running inquest into the death of Special Casualty Access Team (SCAT) officer who died while retrieving a patient from a canyon in NSW Goddard & Ors v Central Coast Health Network [2013] NSWSC 2013 – professional negligence claims against surgeon and health network, quantification of damages pursuant to Compensation to Relatives Act 1898 Tamara King bhnf Kevin King v Sydney South West Local Health District [2013] NSWCA 162 – medical negligence claim against Local Health District following catastrophic injury to foetus in circumstances where mother had contracted chicken pox Bannister & Hunter Pty Ltd v Transition Resort Holdings Pty Ltd [2013] NSWSC – claim against a surveyor & engineer concerning breach of contract, tort, misleading & deceptive conduct, entitlement to rectification of land Jones v Construction Control (ACT) Pty Ltd [2012] ACTSC 93 – litigation concerning collapse of structures at Canberra Airport site[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Mark McCulloch SC Mark has been listed as Recommended Senior Counsel in Doyle’s Leading New South Wales Insurance & Personal Injury Barristers 2017 and recognised in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Australia in the areas of Insurance Law & Professional Malpractice Litigation (listed since 2019). Areas of Practice Administrative Law Banking & Financial Services Commercial Law Equity & Trusts Insurance & Professional Indemnity Mediation Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Trade Practices & Competition Wills & Probate [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Diploma of Law (Barristers Admission Board) Master of Laws, University of Sydney[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience Solicitor and Senior Associate, Ebsworth and Ebsworth (now HWL Ebsworth) Solicitor, Ferrier & Associates[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Selected Cases High Court of Australia Waterways Authority v Fitzgibbon [2005] HCA 57 (05 October 2005) (Gleeson CJ, McHugh, Gummow, Kirby, Hayne, Callinan and Heydon JJ) 79 ALJR 1816; 221 ALR 402 – leading case on injuries sustained at recreational areas; marina Mulligan v Coffs Harbour City Council [2005] HCA 63 (21 October 2005) (Gleeson CJ, McHugh, Gummow, Kirby, Hayne, Callinan and Heydon JJ) 223 CLR 486; 80 ALJR 43; 221 ALR 764 – leading decision on need for warning for obvious risks at natural water attractions New South Wales Court of Appeal The Council of the Municipality of Waverley v Bloom [1999] NSWCA 229 (05 August 1999) (Mason P, Sheller and Powell JJA) – swimmer injured when stuck by surfer while between flags- appeal dismissed Feletti v Kontoulas [2000] NSWCA 59 (23 March 2000) (Mason P, Sheller JA and Rolfe AJA)- liability of solicitor for failure to bring proceedings; assessment of chances of success if proceedings brought Stratti v Stratti [2000] NSWCA 358 (14 December 2000) (Meagher, Beazley and Fitzgerald JJA) 50 NSWLR 324 – partnership and contribution – leading case on contribution Sutherland Shire Council v Kukovec and 1 Or; Elouera Surf Lifesaving Club Inc v Kukovec [2001] NSWCA 165 (05 June 2001) (Meagher and Hodgson JJA, Ipp AJA) – appeal allowed in case where surfer injured swimmer; vicarious liability for life guards Adwell Holdings Pty Ltd v Smith [2003] NSWCA 103 (02 May 2003) (Mason P, Meagher JA and Buddin J) – leading case on valuation principles and the so called 10-15% margin for error Ryde City Council v Wendy Joyce Smith [2003] NSWCA 57 (06 March 2003) – liability case involving pedestrian tripping on council footpath – appeal dismissed Forbes v Selleys Pty Ltd [2004] NSWCA 149 (12 May 2004) (Mason P, Giles and McColl JJA) – products liability claim involving use of “No More Gaps” product said to cause brain damage – expert evidence – appeal dismissed Lasermax Engineering Pty Limited v QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited [2005] NSWCA 66 (16 March 2005) (Ipp, Tobias and McColl JJA) (2005) 13 ANZ Ins Cas ¶61–643 – policy construction; “direct cause” “proximate cause” in relation to electricity supply to machinery Lemoto v Able Technical Pty Ltd [2005] NSWCA 153 (09 May 2005) 63 NSWLR 300 – leading case on personal costs orders against solicitors Copmanhurst Shire Council v Watt [2005] NSWCA 245 (26 July 2005) 140 LGERA 333 –driver rendered quadriplegic; whether stuck kangaroo; roadworks; council duty of care to warn – appeal dismissed Bernasconi v Newcastle City Council [2005] NSWCA 422 (05 December 2005) (Giles and McColl JJA, Brownie AJA – injury on footpath; application to argue High Court precedent wrong rejected Ingham v ACN 000 333 844 Ltd (In Liq) (formerly known as Australian Casualty and Life Ltd) [2006] NSWCA 63 (03 April 2006) (Handley, Giles and Santow JJA) – life insurance case – construction of policy JX v GX [2006] NSWCA 167 (29 June 2006) (Handley JA at 1; Santow JA at 32; McColl JA at 38) – application to extend limitation period refused State Rail Authority of New South Wales v Brown [2006] NSWCA 220 (07 August 2006) (Giles JA at 1; Santow JA at 27; Basten JA at 28) – rule in Brown v Dunn as it applies to expert medical witnesses- requirement to cross-examine Orix Australia Corporation Limited v Moody Kiddell and Partners Pty Limited [2006] NSWCA 257 (26 September 2006) (Spigelman CJ at 1; Ipp JA at 2; Basten JA at 81) – liability of leasing broker for fraudulent invoices created by customer – appeal dismissed Great Lakes Shire Council v Dederer [2006] NSWCA 101 (05 October 2006) (Handley JA at 1; Ipp JA at 67; Tobias JA at 325) 2006 ATR 81-860 – diving injury resulting in quadriplegia; Council successful on appeal; case went to high court but no appeal against Council – leading case on diving from structures and whether duty tro warn of obvious risks NSW Bar Association v Meakes [2006] NSWCA 340 (06 December 2006) (Tobias JA; Bryson JA; Basten JA) – barrister engaging in overcharging – appeal dismissed MBF Life Limited v Rowena Marchant [2006] NSWCA 363 (15 December 2006) (Handley JA; Beazley JA; Santow JA) – disability policy; interpretation of insuring clause and exclusion Harrison v Melhem [2008] NSWCA 67 (29 May 2008) (Spigelman CJ; Mason P; Beazley JA ; Giles JA ; Basten JA) 72 NSWLR 380; 26 ACLC 484; (2008) Aust Torts Reports ¶81–951 – leading case on proper interpretation of section 15 Civil Liability Act Sagacious Legal Pty Ltd v Wesfarmers General Insurance Ltd [2011] FCAFC 53 (13 April 2011) (Besanko, Perram and Katzmann JJ) (2011) 16 ANZ Ins Cas ¶61–885 – important case on section 26 and 27 of the Insurance contracts act Ryland v QBE Insurance (Australia) Ltd [2013] NSWCA 120 (03 May 2013) (Basten, Meagher and Gleeson JJA) – slipping case at supermarket – appeal dismissed Action Paintball Games Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) v Barker [2013] NSWCA 128 (13 May 2013) (Basten, Hoeben and Ward JJA) – injury at paintball centre; obvious risks; appeal dismissed Australian Winch and Haulage Company Pty Ltd v Philip Archibald Collins [2013] NSWCA 232 (11 July 2013) (Emmett and Leeming JJA, Sackville AJA) – appeal dismissed in action involving failure of engineered “D” shackle; onus of proof re defect Boral Bricks Pty Ltd v Cosmidis [2013] NSWCA 443 (18 December 2013) (McColl, Basten and Emmett JJA) – leading case on objections to expert evidence and particulars of claim Reid v Target Australia Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 60 (17 March 2014) (Macfarlan, Ward and Emmett JJA) – slip at Club – appeal dismissed – expert evidence and application to adduce evidence out of time State of New South Wales v Konneh [2014] NSWCA 91 (31 March 2014) (Macfarlan and Ward JJA) – class action against NSW Police for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment; leave to appeal refused on basis that “Meridian principle” able to be argued at trial Boral Bricks Pty Ltd v Cosmidis (No 2) [2014] NSWCA 139 (07 May 2014) (McColl, Basten and Emmett JJA) 86 NSWLR 393 – assessment of contributory negligence at brickworks Boral Resources (NSW) Pty Ltd v Gangi [2014] NSWCA 287 (28 August 2014) (Basten, Gleeson and Leeming JJA); road building case; gravel on road; quadruplegic– appeal dismissed Ball v McInerney [2014] NSWCA 331 (19 September 2014) (Beazley P, Emmett and Gleeson JJA) – commercial dispute concerning construction of equestrian facilities and drainage issues Grima v RFI (Aust) Pty Ltd [2014] NSWCA 345 (21 November 2014) (Meagher, Barrett and Emmett JJA) – paraplegic injured due to inadequate loading of carpet rolls; expert evidence; apportionment between parties Lee v Wickham Freight Lines Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 209 (15 August 2016) (Basten and Simpson JJA, Sackville AJA) – appeal dismissed – allegation of unsafe system of loading truck at logistic centre; whether worker an employee or not Zhang v ROC Services (NSW) Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 370 (22 December 2016) (Macfarlan and Leeming JJA, Sackville AJA) 93 NSWLR 561 – person rendered quadriplegic by mechanical failure of welding of ramps; policy interpretation; exclusion; leading case in proper interpretation of policies South Western Sydney Local Health District v Sorbello [2017] NSWCA 201 (11 August 2017) (Macfarlan, Meagher and Simpson JJA) – leading case on onus of proof to establish loss of earning capacity Kabic v AAI Limited t/as GIO [2019] NSWCA 247 (11 October 2019) (Meagher, White and McCallum JJA) – appeal dismissed in industrial accident involving scaffolding at construction site Murgolo v AAI Ltd t/as AAMI [2019] NSWCA 295 (05 December 2019) (Basten, Macfarlan and Leeming JJA) 101 NSWLR 376 – leading case on discoverability under Limitation Act Marketform Managing Agency Ltd for and on behalf of the Underwriting Members of Syndicate 2468 for the 2009 Year of Account v Ashcroft Supa IGA Orange Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 36 (10 March 2020) (Ward CJ In Eq, Leeming and Payne JJA) – appeal dismissed; construction of exclusion in insurance policy Todd Hadley Pty Limited v Lake Maintenance (NSW) Pty Ltd (No 2) [2020] NSWCA 81 (30 April 2020) (Bell P, Basten and Macfarlan JJA) – leading case on when time starts to run under limitation act in non-personal injury cases Spotlight Pty Ltd v Fatseas Investments Pty Ltd [2020] NSWCA 132 (03 July 2020) (Gleeson and White JJA, Emmett AJA) – construction of lease; damage by pigeons – appeal dismissed Mentink v Olsen [2020] NSWCA 182 (21 August 2020) (Meagher and Payne JJA, Emmett AJA) – wills and estates; unconscionable conduct by stepdaughter of leading artist John Olsen – appeal dismissed GC NSW Pty Ltd v Galati [2020] NSWCA 326 (11 December 2020) (Gleeson and White JJA, Emmett AJA) – equity – construction of contract for sale and deeds Supreme Court - Single Judge Lanza v Codemo [2001] NSWSC 845 (28 September 2001) (Wood CJ at CL) quadriplegic case involving complex expert issues and use of elevated platform – proceedings dismissed Aspro's Pty Limitied v Robert Frederick Hayter [2005] NSWSC 512 (01 June 2005) (Bergin J) – lease rectification ; common or unilateral mistake QBE Insurance v SLE Worldwide [2005] NSWSC 776 (29 July 2005) (White J) – contribution between insurers Bennett v Manly Council and Sydney Water Corporation [2006] NSWSC 242 (04 April 2006) (Hislop J) 146 LGERA 60 – paraplegic injury while swimming in surf; liability of council and Water Board and plaintiff’s contributory negligence R&J Lyons Family Settlement Pty Limited v 155 Macquarie Street Pty Limited [2006] NSWSC 625 (22 June 2006) (Windeyer J at 1)- building and construction case; interpretation of commercial lease; expert evidence Tabet v Mansour & Anor [2007] NSWSC 36 – leading case on causation in High Court; six week trial against paediatrician and GP; complex medical issues; first case to use joint evidence Greater Southern Area Health Service v Dr Angus [2007] NSWSC 1211 (02 November 2007) (Adams J at 1) – medical negligence claim against gynocologist Lawloan Mortgages Pty Ltd v Young [2008] NSWSC 1180 (14 November 2008) (Rothman J) – Farm Debt Mediation Act – proceedings dismissed George v Survery [2009] NSWSC 1348 (09 December 2009) (Hoeben J) – medical negligence; causation of injury by surgical misadventure or arteriosclerosis Jerry Schwartz v Albert Hadid Albert Hadid v Jerry Schwartz [2011] NSWSC 1041 (06 September 2011) (McDougall J) – construction of commercial agreement Sapphire (SA) Pty Ltd (trading as River City Grain) v Barry Smith Grains Pty Ltd (in liq) [2011] NSWSC 1451 (28 November 2011) (Ward J) – commercial cause re grain contracts and terms Joel Joseph Cabides v Commonwealth of Australia [2014] NSWSC 445 (14 April 2014) (Rothman J) – case settled before trial but involved issues of life expectancy, use of statistics and high level quadriplegic Cahill v Kenna (No 2) [2015] NSWSC 200 (17 March 2015) (McDougall J) – leading case on admissibility of expert valuation evidence The Owners - Strata Plan 74602 v Eastmark Holdings Pty Ltd; Eastmark Holdings Pty Ltd v The Owners - Strata Plan 74602 [2015] NSWSC 1981 (24 December 2015) (Stevenson J) – building dispute involving strata mangers and obligations in relation to fire services Le v Brown, Nguyen v Brown; Tran v Brown; Monica v Brown; Huggett v Brown (No.2) [2019] NSWSC 88 (14 February 2019) (Garling J) – complex expert evidence relating to multi vehicle accident and speed and weight of heavy motor vehicles – proceedings dismissed Lukaszewicz v Polish Club Limited [2019] NSWSC 669 (06 June 2019) (Black J) – oppression under section 232 Corporations Act – proceedings dismissed Welsh...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Greg Laughton SC Areas of Practice Arbitrators Building & Construction Law Commercial Law Domestic Commercial Arbitration Insurance & Professional Indemnity International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation Mediation Mediators Professional Liability (including medical negligence and directors & officers liability) Transportation Law (including Aviation & Maritime Law) [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Qualifications Masters of Law (International, Commercial and Economic Law), University of New South Wales, 2008 Diploma of International Commercial Arbitration, University of New South Wales, 2007 Professional Certificate in Arbitration, University of Adelaide, 2006 Diploma of Law, Barristers Admission Board, Law Extension Committee, University of Sydney, 1982[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Professional experience With over 30 years at the Bar, I have considerable experience acting for, and advising, clients globally, in complex cross-border maritime commercial, building and construction, professional negligence and insurance-related disputes. Complementing my practice, I have a strong interest in alternative dispute resolution, and in particular, international commercial arbitration. With chambers in Sydney and London and possessing specialised knowledge and expertise in commercial, maritime and building and construction disputes, I have appeared in local and overseas jurisdictions, including Sydney, Hong Kong, London, Dubai and Frankfurt, in commercial arbitrations and mediations as counsel, arbitrator and mediator, affording me a true global perspective. I have provided complex advice to multi-national insurers as well as insureds, and have appeared in mediations, arbitrations and Court in matters regarding coverage, construction of policies, liability and subrogation. The broad range of classes of insurance in which I have acted encompass construction (including professional negligence of engineers, architects and quantity surveyors), maritime (including cargo), infrastructure (including energy), product liability and trade credit risk. I am a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA); member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a BarADR approved arbitrator of the NSW Bar Association. I am also an accredited mediator under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation Standards and a court-appointed mediator of the Supreme and District Courts of New South Wales. In 2015 I was awarded the Australian Arbitration Barrister of the Year in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards and in 2018 was selected by my peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Australia for my work in Product Liability Litigation. Academia Course Director and Speaker – Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration: 2017 Teacher – Australian Bar Association International Faculty to Bangladesh: since 2005 Director – New South Wales Bar Practice Course: 1999 to 2001 Teacher – Australian Advocacy Institute Teacher – New South Wales Bar Association Course Director ACICA - Advocacy in International Arbitration[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Membership Admitted to Gray's Inn, 2015 Head of Chambers – Thirteen Wentworth Chambers, Sydney Consultant to Gatehouse Chambers, London Fellow – Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) BarADR Approved Arbitrator – New South Wales Bar Association Member – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accredited Mediator – Australian National Mediator Accreditation Standards Court-Appointed Mediator – Supreme and District Courts of New South Wales Arbitrator – Mauritian International Arbitration Centre (MIAC) Registered Mediator – Civil Mediation Council (CMC) (UK)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000" up="30" down="30"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I have extensive experience appearing in complex hearings and appeals in a wide variety of jurisdictions, including the High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of New South Wales and inferior courts. I have also conducted litigation in all States of Australia. Select cases are as follows. Gram Engineering Pty Limited v BlueScope Steel (2014) FCAFC 107; 26 August 2014; Full Court of the Australian Federal Court; (2018) Federal Court of Australia (Jagot J) – Acted for the owner of a registered design on its assessment of damages following findings of infringement of a registered design Joseph v Commissioner of Police [2017] NSW CA 31 (6 March 2017) New South Court of Appeal; Administrative law on the entitlement of the Appellant to a Firearms Dealer Licence Bestcare Foods Ltd (subject to a Deed of Company Arrangement) [2013] NSWSC 1673; and 18 December 2014 NSWSC 183 New South Wales Supreme Court (Equity Division) – Appeared for the Directors of Bestcare Foods Limited in proceedings against the Administration of the company which clarified: the circumstances in which a Deed of Company Arrangement can be terminated upon a company in administration returning to solvency; and the Administrators remuneration can be reviewed by a Court. Hampton & Farley [2013] FamCA 213 (5 April 2013) Family Court of Australia – Concerning the circumstances in which a constructive trust will arise based on a representation of future intention. Carbone v Calabria Community Club Pty Ltd [2013] NSWSC 998 (26 July 2013) New South Supreme Court (Equity Division) – Dealt with the obligations of the Directors of a community based corporation to its members and the circumstances in which a Company can be wound up on just and equitable grounds. State of New South Wales v Tyszyk [2008] NSWCA 107, New South Wales Court of Appeal – Dealt with the liability of police in emergency situations and the liability of the owner of commercial premises to an innocent passer by. Chandos Development Pty Limited v Mulkearns & Anor [2008] NSWCA 62, New South Wales Court of Appeal – Dealt with the circumstances in which a vendor of commercial property could terminate a contract for sale of land for breach by a purchaser, notwithstanding its own breach. Erect Safe Scaffolding (Australia) Pty Limited v Sutton [2008] NSWCA 114, New South Wales Court of Appeal – The construction of an indemnity clause in a subcontract between a builder and a scaffolder was considered, in the context of an insurance policy, covering public liability of the builder. Coshott v Principal Strategic Options Pty Limited [2004] FCAFC 50, Full Court of the Australian Federal Court – Dealt with the principles of damages and causation in relation to a wrongly obtained injunction. Nominal Defendant v Gardikiotis (1996) 186 CLR 49, High Court of Australia – Clarified in favour of the insurer, the liability to pay damages for fund management for catastrophically injured plaintiffs. Andjelic v Marsland [1996] HCA 55, High Court of Australia – Clarified in favour of the insurer the obligation to pay damages for funds management to injured plaintiffs. Columbia Coffee and Tea Pty Limited & Ors v Churchill & Ors (1993) 9 ACSR 415, New South Wales Supreme Court – Major case involving the negligence of the auditor of an international coffee trading company. The case clarified the Australia position on the scope of the duty of care of auditors. Other recent cases in which I have recently appeared include as follows. Acted for the owners of Development land in the outer suburbs of Sydney against a developer on the proper construction of a Put and Call Option (2017) Gram Engineering Pty Limited v BlueScope Steel (2014) FCAFC 107; 26 August 2014; Full Court of the Australian Federal Court – Acted for the owner of a registered design on its assessment of damages following findings of breach of a registered design Other significant Matters appearing as Senior Counsel, Arbitrator and Mediator Alternative Dispute Resolution I have appeared in numerous arbitrations and mediations in commercial, building and construction, maritime and professional negligence matters. As Arbitrator HKIAC Arbitration between two shareholders of an international trading company involving multiple disputes concerning shareholder and director’s conduct and entitlements. ICC Arbitration between a maintenance provider and an aircraft owner concerning a dispute about the entitlement of the maintenance provider to hold   his aircraft pursuant to a contractual lien. ACICA Arbitration in Hong Kong between a software provider and an international company about the fitness for purpose of the software. Ad Hoc Arbitration in Sydney about the entitlement of the police to use documents seized on a warrant. Ad Hoc Arbitration between two shipping companies about the entitlement of a shipping company for compensation about non-use of cargo space pursuant to a slot agreement. Ad Hoc Arbitration in Hong Kong between a software supplier and a bank concerning the fitness for purpose of administration software supplied to the bank. International Commercial and Maritime I have advised and appeared in disputes concerning jurisdiction and cross-border legal issues and in maritime and construction cases, insolvency, sale of goods and general commercial disputes. International Commercial Arbitrations I have been involved in various international commercial and maritime arbitrations in the following jurisdictions. I have appeared for: In Hong Kong Two container shipping companies over the terms of, and the amount due, under a Slot Agreement. A computer hardware and software supplier and a Hong Kong financial services company over the quality of the computer equipment and software supplied. The CEO of a container shipping company and the company, about whether the CEO was wrongfully dismissed and the amount of compensation owed by the company under the CEO’s employment agreement. The head contractor and a sub-contractor about the value and quality of work performed in a major construction dispute. In Dubai A CEO in a wrongful dismissal claim by his employer. In Germany An IT provider and a head contractor about the supply of IT services in 120 countries; wrongful termination of a services agreement and unpaid invoices for services rendered. In London Recovery of significant sum due under a guarantee of a Hong Kong registered Company. For the Plaintiff in a dispute concerning breaches of a Shareholders Agreement between two Hong Kong residents. (Case No HKIAC/17111) An IT provider and head contractor for the supply of IT Services. A telecommunications company for the sale of its infrastructure. Both cases above were mediated in London before the arbitration. In Australia Two telecommunications companies about the terms of a Supply Agreement for VOIP service and other amounts due under it. Two telecommunications companies about the ownership of the intellectual property in Apple I telephone application and the amounts due under an agreement to export it. Advised and appeared for telecommunications company for issues including carry services and distribution networks Advised and appeared in the agricultural institutions associated with the sale of grains, cereals and pulse; financiers for agricultural products including livestock and disputes concerning forward grain contracts. In Papua New Guinea The landowners and a goldminer about the royalties payable to the landowners and environmental issues. The landowners and a copper miner and the royalties payable to the landowners. Maritime Advised and appeared in disputes concerning charter parties; cargo and general shipping disputes. Construction/Infrastructure Acted for head contractors; specialist sub-contractors and government and local government departments in both national and cross-border disputes involving: Infrastructure – roads; rail; bridges and ports; Commercial high rise; and High and low rise residential Engineering; Design; Defective workmanship; Breach of contract and statutory warranty; Delay and liquidated damages; Security of payment. Professional Negligence of: Engineers – civil; electrical; mechanical; Architects; Quantity surveyors; Building surveyors; and Payment managers. Insurance Insurers and re-insurers of risks associated with the construction and infrastructure projects, and quantum claims for: builders/construction; design; landlord; underground services locator; and business interruption. As Mediator Acted as mediator in many domestic and international disputes, involving allegations of: Professional negligence of legal and medical practitioners; civil and mechanical engineers; architects and builders. Breach of commercial contracts for: the sale of goods; provision of services including IT; software; hardware and other services; the sale of commodities; property development and contracts for the sale of commercial real estate and construction; insurance on denials of indemnity and quantum of claims for the following risks: construction infrastructure; maritime including cargo and damage to goods; fire claims; trade credit mining disputes; business interruption; transport product liability International Estates Advised on and appeared in matters involving cross-border estate disputes, including property; equities; and tracing cash and other assets. Advise the insured on coverage; indemnity and subrogation issues on a worldwide trade credit policy associated with the collapse of a major Australian electrical retailer. To advise the insurer of the engineers on indemnity; liability and quantum issues on the failure of part of an infrastructure project. Appearing in a part heard case for the Plaintiff on coverage; indemnity and liability under the Public Liability Policy of a third party, arising from a catastrophic fire and complete destruction of an otherwise uninsured commercial building including damages for the loss of the building; loss of rent and other damage. Acting as mediator in numerous professional negligence cases including lawyers; doctors and engineers in which coverage, indemnity and quantum are an issue. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" color="#000000"...

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